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Species Spilonota ocellana - Eye-spotted Bud Moth - Hodges#2906

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Tortricoidea (Tortricid Moths)
Family Tortricidae (Tortricid Moths)
Subfamily Olethreutinae
Tribe Eucosmini
Genus Spilonota
Species ocellana (Eye-spotted Bud Moth - Hodges#2906)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Spilonota ocellana (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
Tortrix ocellana Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775 (1)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin ocellatus meaning "eye-like spots." (2)
Feeds on many fruit and ornamentals.
Life Cycle
One generation per year and overwinters as larva.
Eggs are laid on the undersides of leaves. Young larvae feed for a short time then migrate to young twigs where they spin tiny silken hibernaculae in which to spend the winter. Pupation occurs in June in silk-lined cocoons.(3)
An introduced species
See Also
Spilonota laricana - May not be separable using photos. The host plant for this species is Tamarack, Larix laricina. BOLD shows data points along south eastern Canada. An excellent discussion of these two species by Dr. Chris Lewis can be found at British Lepidoptera here
Print References
Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775. Ankündung eines systematischen Werkes von den Schmetterlingen der Wienergegend: 318. (1)
Works Cited
1.Systematisches Verzeichniß der Schmetterlinge der Wienergegend.
Michael Denis & Ignaz Schiffermüller. 1775. Augustin Bernardi, Wien. pp.323.
2.Dictionary of natural history terms with their derivations, including the various orders, genera, and species.
David H. McNicoll. 1863. Lovell Reeve & Company.
3.Eastern Forest Insects
Whiteford L. Baker. 1972. U.S. Department of Agriculture · Forest Service.